An Old Bethpage resident who was arrested and charged with armed robbery and drug possession in Lakeview earlier this year had the robbery charge dismissed and the possession charges reduced in First District Court last week.
One hundred ninety-eight students in West Hempstead High School’s class of 2016 graduated last Sunday at the Tilles Center at LIU Post.
For the past three years, residents of the Meadows at West Hempstead, a 53-home development in Lakeview, have been enduring a lack of municipal services because the developer refused to pay required Nassau County fees. But it was an incident earlier this year that was the last straw.
After nine years as superintendent of the West Hempstead school district, John Hogan will call an end to a 38-year career in education and retire. Hogan spoke with the Herald last week about his career, his life’s work, and what he will miss most about the West Hempstead school district.
Over the past year, West Hempstead resident Ashley Diaz has been hitting several noticeable milestones. After graduating from John Jay College with a degree in criminal justice last year, Diaz became the first in her family to enlist in the military. This year, however, her subsequent milestone is even greater, as she is now the first female cannon crew member in the New York Army National Guard, the military reported last week.
While some behaviors and sensory needs could prevent children with special needs from ever graduating with a high school diploma, four students on the autism spectrum at the Gersh Academy accomplished that very feat last week, with two moving on to Adelphi University in the fall.
The New York Lottery announced a top prize winning ticket for the June 25 TAKE 5 drawing was sold at the 7-Eleven at 383 Hempstead Turnpike in West Hempstead. The winning ticket is worth $63,642.
Last week, a bill requiring all public schools to test their water for lead was given the green light by both the Senate and the Assembly, and is expected to be signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
“Please, don’t kiss the butcher, please, don’t hold his hand,” are lyrics you may remember from the popular D’Agostino Supermarket commercials that played throughout the 1960s. Written by West Hempstead’s very own gifted composer Marylyn Varriale, this jingle went on to receive a Big Apple Award and became one of many musical accomplishments throughout her career.
Perseverance and dedication to academics, extracurricular activities and community outreach paid off for West Hempstead High School seniors Maheen Khan and Gabriel Berkowitz, who have been designated valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the Class of 2016.
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